Wow, such a deal. I was given a free iPad. A lovely iPad 1, stuck in recovery mode. All I have seen for the last few hours was that little USB Connector/iTunes globe. Can't get it unstuck. It apparently is running 4.3.3 if TU is correct. Can't use any of the recovery tools TU provides. Cannot use any of the recovery tools found on the web. "Make it Rain" is all I see when I run Blackra1n, but apparently, some files are missing or I am stupid, so Blackra1n does not work. Cannot restore, cannot upgrade to 5.0 as my pal desires. Any suggestions? Yup, I read the sticky notes and I am blessed with a gifted brain and typically, problems like this do not tend to befuddle. I give up. iPad 1, Bob Zero. Whenever I search the web for problems, I usually end up here, at the IPF. It is where the gifted children play, so I'll post my query here. I am thinking that I might start collecting broken iPads and with the help of a little grout and morter, I'll build me an iWall.